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NewsForge: An Open Letter to Corel

Jun 22, 2004, 13:45 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Benjamin Horst)

"On the occasion of the release of WordPerfect for Linux, we would like to extend Corel Corp. a hearty welcome to the growing desktop market! Corel has a history of working with Linux and helping to advance the use of Linux on the desktop and in the business world, so we find this new release of one of your flagship products to be a very significant and positive event. Your gutsy move to port WordPerfect to Linux places the company at the intersection of smart business strategy and doing what is best for the global community of infocentric citizens. However, if we could make just one request?

"The open source world owes much of its success to the establishment and maintenance of standards of interoperability across hardware and software platforms and products. Currently, one of our greatest efforts is to extend this practice of open standards to the venerable office suite document file formats, by rallying around the OASIS committee and its recommended formats (originally developed by the OpenOffice.org project)..."

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